We wrapped up our first “year” of Rivendell Academy. Successfully moved up to 2nd Grade (Keaton), 1st Grade (Benjamin) and PreK (Caedmon). We celebrated with certificates and a trip Pelican’s Snoballs.
After that, we had Runner’s Camp – I volunteered at both June & July Camps, but Keaton attended only July camp (B & C went to mini camp).
Keaton participated in Javelin and placed 4th in his age group for High Jump!
Opening Ceremony at the July 2014 Track Meet
Keaton also participated in the 100m Dash and 100m Hurdles!
And then, July 8, Rivendell Academy began the 2014-2015 school year!
More fun is planned for the remainder of the summer — soaking up the beautiful, warm weather while we can! 😀
My goal was 6 months…I was going to consider this first homeschool “year” a success if we could make it 6 months and we all still liked each other and my kids didn’t run away.
Yes. But. Seriously.
We did it!
It was so hard, and there were definitely days where I questioned if I had what(ever) it takes to do this.
Prayer. Amazing friends cheering us along the way. The laughter from the table
when they should be doing math. Dr. Pepper. Some more prayer. Some more Dr. Pepper. And we made it 6 months, and almost to the end of our school year.
We’re planning on schooling “year round”
because I’m lazy and like to take long breaks. So we’ll stop on June 11, wrap up Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Pre-preK. Do a few weeks of Runner’s Camp chaos. Pick back up sometime mid-July with 2nd grade, 1st grade, and Pre-ishK. 😉 (Can’t say no to Caedmon’s sweet face asking if he can do his ABC school one more time today…)
Benjamin finished up Math-U-See Primer today – the kid is a math whiz. I tricked them into playing a math game and started shouting out random addition problems, and Benjamin kept answering so quickly. Not fair that he gets a Math AND Creative brain!! 😀
Keaton is loving reading and spelling (maybe he is my kid after all!) He’s doing so well with it all, but these are his favorites. He often asks if we can skip “the other stuff” and do these “fun things” 😉 He even started cursive a few weeks ago (his request), and was doing great with it, but asked to go back to “normal writing” for a bit longer 😉
We’ll be adding in a few things this next school year (I’ll update on that soon), and hopefully will be getting together regularly with some friends for co-op (plans are in the works!)